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Greater Ozarks-Arkansas

The resources on these pages provide current information for media professionals to share with their audiences. We invite members of the press to use this information or to contact our communications staff for additional statistics, commentary on current issues, or to arrange interviews with staff experts.


Additional Resources

  • National Media Resources Center
    Visit the American Red Cross National Media Resource Center for the latest press releases and other information to help share stories about the Red Cross mission.

  • Blood Facts and Statistics
    Facts about blood, the donation process, blood components, testing, the need for blood and the American Red Cross Blood Services

  • History of Blood Transfusion
    A pictorial timeline highlighting significant moments in the history of transfusion from the 1600's to the present


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Danielle Ray, External Communications Manager 
Greater Oark-Arkansas Blood Services Region
(501) 614-4420 (p) (501) 765-9903 (c)



June 2, 2015
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 29, 2015) — On May 29, Donald Bentley, of Dardanelle, Ark, donated blood to celebrate his 83rd birthday. Bentley has donated more than 50 gallons of blood during his lifetime. Bentley first donated blood when he was 16 years old in 1948 at a hospital in Kennett, MO. His...
June 1, 2015
MORRILTON, Ark. (June 1, 2015) —The family of Ashley Houston Wright is inviting the Conway County community to help patients in need by giving blood in Wright’s memory on June 15. Wright was 29 when she died following a car accident in January 2013. Wright was a dental assistant who...
May 26, 2015
BRANSON, Mo. (May 25, 2015) — Sherry Bailey spent her life helping others, and now community members in Branson can keep that giving spirit alive by donating blood in Bailey’s memory. The Bailey family, the American Red Cross and the First Presbyterian Church of Branson invite donors to...
May 26, 2015
WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo. (May 25, 2015) — Willow Springs United Methodist Church pastor Greg Dowler and his wife JoEllen have not been in the community long, but already their impact has been felt. Congregation and community members describe them as “a true asset to the community,” and...
April 27, 2015
   — This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2015.    
April 10, 2015
  RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — The American Red Cross and Marine Corps League Lake Dardanelle Detachment 1310 are teaming up for a blood drive on April 25 honoring veterans with cancer. The community is invited to roll up a sleeve and donate blood in honor of those who have served our country....
March 30, 2015
  LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Students at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) are teaming up with the American Red Cross for the UCA Spring blood drive. Students, faculty, staff and the community are encouraged to roll up a sleeve and give a gift that could help save a life. This year, the...
March 19, 2015
Red Cross holds 2nd Annual Batesville Battle of the Banks blood drive   LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 20, 2015) — Banks across Batesville are teaming up with the American Red Cross for a competition to help save lives. Join First Community Bank, Citizens Bank, Merchants and Planters Bank and...
March 17, 2015
Grand opening scheduled for March 24   MEMPHIS, Tenn. (March 16, 2015) — The American Red Cross has opened a new, state-of-the-art facility in Memphis, which will expand the humanitarian services organization’s service delivery capacity to the area, helping more people get trained...
March 11, 2015
Donors urgently needed after nearly 1,000 blood drives canceled since Feb. 1   (March 12, 2015) — Following round after round of snow, freezing rain and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now...